“I know my purpose is to continue to inspire young people because it’s just going to keep inspiring me back. I want to do my part. I want to invest in America’s future. I am here to let you know that you can be anything you want to be. You are the future of the world.” — will.i.am


will.i.am launched the i.am.angel Foundation in 2009 to TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. The i.am.angel foundation administers charitable activities and programs targeted towards providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship), college preparation (i.am College Track), and opportunities in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

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President’s Message

When will.i.am was young, his neighborhood of Boyle Heights was a thriving industrial area. Today, it’s an industrial desert. Will’s dream is to transform the neighborhood and the world—to connect talented people with skills to build businesses; to help give people pride, direction and the opportunity to foster growth and a healthy future. “We need to rebuild America for those who dream big and have a sense of community. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

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About will.i.am

will.i.am is an American musician, rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is best known as a founding member of the band The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he has won seven Grammy Awards and sold 33 million albums worldwide.

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